Here Is Your Full Evo 2016 Games Lineup


Hope you were expecting a fair amount of Nintendo and Street Fighter at Evo this year.

Earlier tonight, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar and Mike Ross took to the Red Bull eSports Twitch channel to bring fighting game fans a detailed list of what games would make up the Evo 2016 lineup.

Heading into the night’s events, it wasn’t clear if certain games would make an appearance at Evo 2016. For one, it was expected to be the final year that Street Fighter IV would grace the stage. Street Fighter V will be coming out in just three weeks (another lock for Evo 2016), meaning the long-running final event of many Evolution Championship Series’ past was set to take one final victory lap with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Alas, it was not to be.

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The first real game on the bubble that survives for another year is Super Smash Bros. Melee. Considering Nintendo’s reluctance to push Smash games outside of the new titles for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, many in the community had wondered if the pressure to push it to a side tournament was finally there. Thankfully, both Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Wii U versions will be at Evo 2016. It will be interesting to see how that tournament will run with DLC characters and ZeRo no longer being undefeated being major factors.

Nintendo’s presence has never been felt greater than at Evo 2016, and the surprise inclusion of Pokken Tournament solidifies that. Mr. Wizard alleviated any concerns about the controller setup. While two Wii U’s are required for local co-op play of such a kind, you can use a variety of controllers outside of the GamePad. The arena fighter will certainly turn heads and spark debate among those in the FGC about its tournament viability, regardless of whether or not it does well in a crowd setting.

The full Evo 2016 games lineup can be seen below:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Pokken Tournament
  • Killer Instinct
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Tekken 7

Evo 2016 is set to go live from July 15th to July 17th, to be streamed live on Twitch. It will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, with Finals taking place at the 12,000-seating Mandalay Bay. Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Grand Finals will take place on Sunday.